Women’s World League Prelims – The European champion wins in Hungary

2019 Feb 13

The game of the week was Hungary vs Netherlands and they did not disappoint with a great and exciting match. Group A Russia – Israel 28-5 (6-2, 6-2, 9-0, 7-1) As expected, Russia left no chance for Israel. This win means that Russia wins Group A by a landslide.  Standings (games played – points): Russia […]

Rest of the world – Americas qualify for the FINA World Championships

2019 Feb 01

Our rest of the world column is back! We have some interesting news to talk about as the Americas qualified for the World Championships, while there were national cup finals in lesser coveted leagues, such as Russia and Romania.  Americas qualify for the World Championship The UANA Cup was played in Sao Paolo (Brazil) as […]

What is in store for the water polo world in 2019?

2019 Jan 23

2018 was awesome – you can check out our “year in review“. But 2019 will be great as well with a lot of excitement and huge water polo events. Here is a quick calendar of the most anticipated events of the water polo year.  Intercontinental Cup (Perth, March 26-31) The best water polo national teams outside […]

Women’s World League Prelims – Victories for Hungary, Russia and Italy

2019 Jan 16

With three games on Thuesday, the fifth round of Group A and the fourth round of Group B are in the books in the women’s World League European Prelims. Hungary won easily, while Russia won a high-scoring and Italy won a low-scoring game.  Group A Russia – Greece 17-13 (5-3, 5-4, 4-3, 3-3) Russia added […]

Women’s World League Prelims – Hungary beats Netherlands after penalties!

2019 Jan 12

There was only one match in the women’s World League Prelims this weekend and Hungary beat European champion Netherlands after penalties. Netherlands – Hungary 13–14 (2-4, 2-3, 2-3, 4-0, 3-4) Hungary started the game better as visitors and managed to stay on top for three quarters. Lead by Keszthelyi and Gyöngyössy the built a 4-goal lead and […]

2018 – The year in review

2018 Dec 30

The year of 2018 is (almost) over and we wanted to recap this magnificent year of water polo.  LEN Champions League 2017/2018 Olympiacos won Group A confidently with only one loss and one tie. Jug Dubrovnik, Barceloneta and Brescia finished with only one point difference from each other and they all advanced to the Final […]

UVSE and Ferencváros wins Hungarian Supercup trophies

2018 Dec 22

The ladies of UVSE and the gentlemen of Ferencváros won the Hungarian Supercup trophies right before Christmas in the Császár-Komjádi Sports Swimming Pool. UVSE-Hunguest Hotels vs Dunaújvárosi Egyetem-Maarsk Graphics 10-7 (4-1, 2-2, 3-3, 1-1)  UVSE won the women’s Tippmix Supercup in Hungary after starting the game fast. They went to the first break with a […]

Women’s Hungarian Cup – UVSE wins convincingly in the final!

2018 Dec 16

UVSE Hunguest Hotels shut down BVSC-Zugló in the first half and won the final of the women’s Hungarian Cup for the fifth time in a row. UVSE Hunguest Hotels – BVSC-Zugló 10-5 (3-0, 1-0, 2-1, 4-4) 1st quarter 1st min: BVSC won the sprint, but lost the ball immediately.  2nd min: Gabriella Szűcs scored on […]

Women’s World League European prelims – Italy and Russia deliver important wins

2018 Dec 03

There is a big competition in the World League prelims as the national teams try to qualify for the World League, where the winner gets a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  Group A Greece – Russia 10-11 (3-5, 4-2, 2-3, 1-1) Israel – Russia 5-19 (0-5, 4-5, 1-4, 0-5) Russia played on Saturday and […]

Hungarian women’s national team aims for an Olympic quota in 2019

2018 Dec 02

Hungary’s women’s national team held an open practice on Friday before they face Italy in the World League prelims. We had the opportunity to talk to coach Attila Bíró and players Rita Keszthelyi  as well as Gréta Gurisatti about their expectations for Monday’s game and their preparation for the 2019 World Aquatics Championships and the […]